Do you live in a college town? If so, chances are you're a big reader. Retail giant Amazon has announced its list of the "Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities in America." They tracked purchases of magazines, newspapers, books, and e-books since January 1 for cities with more than 100,000 residents. While Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is number one, the rest of the list is dominated by big college towns.
Despite the mounting evidence that humans are changing the planet's climate in destructive ways, skepticism about the issue has risen from 31 percent in 1997 to 48 percent this year. What's going on?
According to new research out of the psychology department at the University of California at Berkeley, people might be getting more incredulous precisely because warnings about climate change in the media are getting scarier. The researchers tested 97 students. Here's how it worked: